jaculiferous

having arrow-like prickles

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • jaculiferous — /jak yeuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. Bot., Zool. having dartlike spines. [1850 55; < NL jaculifer dart bearing (jaculi , comb. form of L jaculum dart + fer FER) + OUS; see JACULATE] * * * …   Universalium

  • jaculiferous — Having a spine resembling a row of darts …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • jaculiferous — /jak yeuh lif euhr euhs/, adj. Bot., Zool. having dartlike spines. [1850 55; NL jaculifer dart bearing (jaculi , comb. form of L jaculum dart + fer FER) + OUS; see JACULATE] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • jaculation —   n. hurling or darting, as of spears.    ♦ jaculiferous, a. with arrow like prickles.    ♦ jaculatory, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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